Brett Eaton

Professor | Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
phone 604 822 2257
location_on GEOG 252

Research Area

Education

University of British Columbia, 2004, PhD
McGill University, 1999, MSc
University of British Columbia, 1995, BSc, Honours

About

 

I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in how rivers respond to landuse and environmental changes. My research group is conducting laboratory experiments and field studies as part of a larger effort to improve our understanding of stream channel (in)stability, fish habitat and bed material transport. In particular, we are focussing on the influence of disturbances such as forest fire on channel morphodynamics, the effect of large wood on sediment transport dynamics and the influence of hydropower generation on stream channel processes. I am also interested in the broader set of processes controlling landscape characteristics.


Publications

2021

LEENMAN, A. and EATON, B. C. 2021 ‘Mechanisms for avulsion on alluvial fans: Insights from high-frequency topographic data’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46(6), 1111-1127  https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5059

2020

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L. G. and BOOKER, W. H. 2020 ‘Channel stability in steep gravel–cobble streams is controlled by the coarse tail of the bed material distribution’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(14), 3639-3652 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4994

BEAGLEY, R., DAVIES, T. and EATON, B. C. 2020 ‘Past, present and future behaviour of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand: a new perspective’ Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 59(1), 41-61

NAMAN, S. M., ROSENFELD, J. S., JORDISON, E., KUZYK, M. and EATON, B. C. 2020 ‘Exploitation of Velocity Gradients by SympatricStream Salmonids: Basic Insights and Implications for Instream Flow Management’ North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40(2), 320-329 https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10411

BOOKER​, W. and EATON, B. C. 2020 ‘Stabilising large grains in self-forming steep channels’ Earth Surface Dynamics 8(1), 51–67 10.5194/esurf-8-51-2020

DE REGO, K.​, LAUER, J. W., EATON, B. C. and HASSAN, M. 2020 ‘A decadal-scale numerical model for wandering, cobble-bedded rivers subject to disturbance’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(4), 912– 927 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4784

 

2019

EATON, B. C., MOORE, R. D. and ​MACKENZIE, L. G​. 2019 ‘Percentile-based grain size distribution analysis tools (GSDtools)–estimating confidence limits and hypothesis tests for comparing two samples’ Earth Surface Dynamics 7(3), 789-806 10.5194/esurf-7-789-2019

NAMAN, S., ROSENFELD, J., NEUSWANGER, J. and EATON, B. C. 2019 ‘Comparing correlative and bioenergetics-based habitat suitability models for drift-feeding fishes’ Freshwater Biology ​64​(9), 1613-1626 https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13358

 

2018

TAMMINGA, A. and EATON, B. C. 2018 ‘Linking geomorphic change due to floods to spatial hydraulic habitat dynamics’ Ecohydrology 11(8)   https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2018

DAVIDSON, S. L. and EATON, B. C. 2018 ‘Beyond Regime: A Stochastic Model of Floods, Bank Erosion, and Channel Migration’ Water Resources Research 54(9), 6282-6298   https://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR022059

MACKENZIE, L., EATON, B. C. and CHURCH, M. A. 2018 ‘Breaking from the average: Why large grains matter in gravel‐bed streams’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(15), 3190-3196   https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4465

 

2017

MACKENZIE, L. and EATON, B. C. 2017 ‘Large grains matter: contrasting bed stability and morphodynamics during two nearly identical experiments’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(8), 1287-1295

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L., JAKOB, M., and WEATHERLY, H. 2017 ‘Assessing erosion hazards due to floods on fans: physical modelling and application to engineering challenges’ Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(8) https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001318

EATON, B. C. and MILLAR, R. G. 2017 ‘Predicting gravel bed river response to environmental change using a physically based model’ Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(6), 994-1008

 

2016

HUGUE, F., LAPOINTE, M. F., EATON, B. C., and LEPOUTRE, A. 2016 ‘Satellite based remote sensing of running water habitats at large, Riverscape scales: a new tool to analyze habitat heterogeneity for river ecosystem management’ Geomorphology 253, 353–369

MCPARLAND, D., EATON, B. C., and ROSENFELD, J. 2016 ‘At-a-station hydraulic geometry simulator’ River Res. Applic. 32(3), 399–410 doi: 10.1002/rra.2851

 


Brett Eaton

Professor | Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
phone 604 822 2257
location_on GEOG 252

University of British Columbia, 2004, PhD
McGill University, 1999, MSc
University of British Columbia, 1995, BSc, Honours

 

I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in how rivers respond to landuse and environmental changes. My research group is conducting laboratory experiments and field studies as part of a larger effort to improve our understanding of stream channel (in)stability, fish habitat and bed material transport. In particular, we are focussing on the influence of disturbances such as forest fire on channel morphodynamics, the effect of large wood on sediment transport dynamics and the influence of hydropower generation on stream channel processes. I am also interested in the broader set of processes controlling landscape characteristics.

2021

LEENMAN, A. and EATON, B. C. 2021 'Mechanisms for avulsion on alluvial fans: Insights from high-frequency topographic data' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46(6), 1111-1127  https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5059

2020

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L. G. and BOOKER, W. H. 2020 'Channel stability in steep gravel–cobble streams is controlled by the coarse tail of the bed material distribution' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(14), 3639-3652 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4994

BEAGLEY, R., DAVIES, T. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Past, present and future behaviour of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand: a new perspective' Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 59(1), 41-61

NAMAN, S. M., ROSENFELD, J. S., JORDISON, E., KUZYK, M. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Exploitation of Velocity Gradients by SympatricStream Salmonids: Basic Insights and Implications for Instream Flow Management' North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40(2), 320-329 https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10411

BOOKER​, W. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Stabilising large grains in self-forming steep channels' Earth Surface Dynamics 8(1), 51–67 10.5194/esurf-8-51-2020

DE REGO, K.​, LAUER, J. W., EATON, B. C. and HASSAN, M. 2020 'A decadal-scale numerical model for wandering, cobble-bedded rivers subject to disturbance' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(4), 912– 927 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4784

 

2019

EATON, B. C., MOORE, R. D. and ​MACKENZIE, L. G​. 2019 'Percentile-based grain size distribution analysis tools (GSDtools)–estimating confidence limits and hypothesis tests for comparing two samples' Earth Surface Dynamics 7(3), 789-806 10.5194/esurf-7-789-2019

NAMAN, S., ROSENFELD, J., NEUSWANGER, J. and EATON, B. C. 2019 'Comparing correlative and bioenergetics-based habitat suitability models for drift-feeding fishes' Freshwater Biology ​64​(9), 1613-1626 https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13358

 

2018

TAMMINGA, A. and EATON, B. C. 2018 'Linking geomorphic change due to floods to spatial hydraulic habitat dynamics' Ecohydrology 11(8)   https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2018

DAVIDSON, S. L. and EATON, B. C. 2018 'Beyond Regime: A Stochastic Model of Floods, Bank Erosion, and Channel Migration' Water Resources Research 54(9), 6282-6298   https://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR022059

MACKENZIE, L., EATON, B. C. and CHURCH, M. A. 2018 'Breaking from the average: Why large grains matter in gravel‐bed streams' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(15), 3190-3196   https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4465

 

2017

MACKENZIE, L. and EATON, B. C. 2017 'Large grains matter: contrasting bed stability and morphodynamics during two nearly identical experiments' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(8), 1287-1295

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L., JAKOB, M., and WEATHERLY, H. 2017 'Assessing erosion hazards due to floods on fans: physical modelling and application to engineering challenges' Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(8) https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001318

EATON, B. C. and MILLAR, R. G. 2017 'Predicting gravel bed river response to environmental change using a physically based model' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(6), 994-1008

 

2016

HUGUE, F., LAPOINTE, M. F., EATON, B. C., and LEPOUTRE, A. 2016 'Satellite based remote sensing of running water habitats at large, Riverscape scales: a new tool to analyze habitat heterogeneity for river ecosystem management' Geomorphology 253, 353–369

MCPARLAND, D., EATON, B. C., and ROSENFELD, J. 2016 'At-a-station hydraulic geometry simulator' River Res. Applic. 32(3), 399–410 doi: 10.1002/rra.2851

 

Brett Eaton

Professor | Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
phone 604 822 2257
location_on GEOG 252

University of British Columbia, 2004, PhD
McGill University, 1999, MSc
University of British Columbia, 1995, BSc, Honours

 

I am a fluvial geomorphologist interested in how rivers respond to landuse and environmental changes. My research group is conducting laboratory experiments and field studies as part of a larger effort to improve our understanding of stream channel (in)stability, fish habitat and bed material transport. In particular, we are focussing on the influence of disturbances such as forest fire on channel morphodynamics, the effect of large wood on sediment transport dynamics and the influence of hydropower generation on stream channel processes. I am also interested in the broader set of processes controlling landscape characteristics.

2021

LEENMAN, A. and EATON, B. C. 2021 'Mechanisms for avulsion on alluvial fans: Insights from high-frequency topographic data' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 46(6), 1111-1127  https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5059

2020

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L. G. and BOOKER, W. H. 2020 'Channel stability in steep gravel–cobble streams is controlled by the coarse tail of the bed material distribution' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(14), 3639-3652 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4994

BEAGLEY, R., DAVIES, T. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Past, present and future behaviour of the Waiho River, Westland, New Zealand: a new perspective' Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 59(1), 41-61

NAMAN, S. M., ROSENFELD, J. S., JORDISON, E., KUZYK, M. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Exploitation of Velocity Gradients by SympatricStream Salmonids: Basic Insights and Implications for Instream Flow Management' North American Journal of Fisheries Management 40(2), 320-329 https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10411

BOOKER​, W. and EATON, B. C. 2020 'Stabilising large grains in self-forming steep channels' Earth Surface Dynamics 8(1), 51–67 10.5194/esurf-8-51-2020

DE REGO, K.​, LAUER, J. W., EATON, B. C. and HASSAN, M. 2020 'A decadal-scale numerical model for wandering, cobble-bedded rivers subject to disturbance' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 45(4), 912– 927 https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4784

 

2019

EATON, B. C., MOORE, R. D. and ​MACKENZIE, L. G​. 2019 'Percentile-based grain size distribution analysis tools (GSDtools)–estimating confidence limits and hypothesis tests for comparing two samples' Earth Surface Dynamics 7(3), 789-806 10.5194/esurf-7-789-2019

NAMAN, S., ROSENFELD, J., NEUSWANGER, J. and EATON, B. C. 2019 'Comparing correlative and bioenergetics-based habitat suitability models for drift-feeding fishes' Freshwater Biology ​64​(9), 1613-1626 https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13358

 

2018

TAMMINGA, A. and EATON, B. C. 2018 'Linking geomorphic change due to floods to spatial hydraulic habitat dynamics' Ecohydrology 11(8)   https://doi.org/10.1002/eco.2018

DAVIDSON, S. L. and EATON, B. C. 2018 'Beyond Regime: A Stochastic Model of Floods, Bank Erosion, and Channel Migration' Water Resources Research 54(9), 6282-6298   https://doi.org/10.1029/2017WR022059

MACKENZIE, L., EATON, B. C. and CHURCH, M. A. 2018 'Breaking from the average: Why large grains matter in gravel‐bed streams' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 43(15), 3190-3196   https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.4465

 

2017

MACKENZIE, L. and EATON, B. C. 2017 'Large grains matter: contrasting bed stability and morphodynamics during two nearly identical experiments' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(8), 1287-1295

EATON, B. C., MACKENZIE, L., JAKOB, M., and WEATHERLY, H. 2017 'Assessing erosion hazards due to floods on fans: physical modelling and application to engineering challenges' Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143(8) https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001318

EATON, B. C. and MILLAR, R. G. 2017 'Predicting gravel bed river response to environmental change using a physically based model' Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 42(6), 994-1008

 

2016

HUGUE, F., LAPOINTE, M. F., EATON, B. C., and LEPOUTRE, A. 2016 'Satellite based remote sensing of running water habitats at large, Riverscape scales: a new tool to analyze habitat heterogeneity for river ecosystem management' Geomorphology 253, 353–369

MCPARLAND, D., EATON, B. C., and ROSENFELD, J. 2016 'At-a-station hydraulic geometry simulator' River Res. Applic. 32(3), 399–410 doi: 10.1002/rra.2851